Wycheproof Battery Recycling

Battery Recycle has been extended to include a collection point at the Wycheproof Community Resource Centre.

Residents can now drop off used alkaline and rechargeable household batteries in the pink bin located at Centre and ensure that the toxic materials found in batteries are diverted from landfill.

“We are pleased to be able to extend the program, and offer Wycheproof residents a safe, and easy way of disposing of household batteries,” said CMRWMG Executive Officer Karen Fazzani.

“Batteries contain toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead, which can be harmful to the environment when disposed of to landfill. The metals can leak from the battery and contaminate soil and groundwater,” Ms Fazzani said.

Wycheproof Community Resource Manager Whitney Boyle is happy to provide a collection point for the program.

“We’re really happy to participate in the program, and encourage all Wycheproof residents to drop off their used batteries in our new bright pink bin,” stated Ms Boyle.

Established in 2011, the Central Murray Regional Waste Management Group program has diverted over 500 kilograms of batteries from landfill!

Household batteries are also being collected at the Donald Community Centre and Sea Lake Newsagency.

The pink bin will accept all alkaline (single use) and rechargeable batteries including Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Lithium Ion (Li-Ion).  These rechargeable batteries are commonly found in mobile phones, video cameras, digital cameras, cordless phone, portable electric shavers, cordless power tools, laptop computers, palm pilots, remote controlled toys, portable video games and portable disc players.

For further information please contact Karen Fazzani on 5494 3711 or visit www.cmrwmg.vic.gov.au